Qatar’s only alcohol store is asking customers to benefit from the low prices offered before the new “selective” tax takes effect across the country.
This week, employees at the Qatar Distribution Co. (QDC) in Abu Hamour have been warning customers that import taxes on spirits are set to double soon.
This will likely increase the cost of alcohol for customers, though it remains unclear by how much.
This week, QDC said in an unusual move that residents will be able to purchase three times their normal quota from April 1.
The alcohol quota usually only goes up before Ramadan, when QDC closes for the month.
This year, the fasting month doesn’t begin until the end of May.